Disciples News Service

Category: Overseas Ministries

Update on mission co-workers of Global Ministries

Witnessing in the time of COVID-19: An update on Global Ministries Mission Co-workers provided by Global Ministries staff The COVID-19 public health emergency continues to change and evolve each day, impacting many of our lives. It has disrupted plans, regular programming, and routines, leaving many feeling uncertain. In the midst of this, Global Ministries, mission […]

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Posted on March 25, 2020
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Ministries, Overseas Ministries
General ministries respond to the COVID-19 outbreak

The Office of General Minister and President (OGMP) is one of many ministries responding to protect the well-being of Disciples across the United States and Canada. “Even as our staff is making every effort to practice social distancing, we are staying in close contact with regions and general ministries to determine how we can support […]

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First response: a behind-the-scenes look at response and resource distribution

Submitted by Week of Compassion There are many phases of disaster response – from the immediate needs of water, food, and shelter, to long-term needs like livelihood programs and psycho-social support – and everything in between. While you often hear stories about the initial responses, and see updates on the progress of rebuilding through Week […]

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Posted on February 10, 2020
Filed under: General Ministries, Overseas Ministries
General Minister & President offers New Year’s greeting

Dear Disciples – A new decade dawns and new possibilities are shooting up all over the Church. Like the stump of Jesse in Isaiah 11 above, we are seeing new energy as Disciples find ways to show up in the world. This passage from the Christmas lectionary is a model for our “movement for wholeness.” […]

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World Convention opens search for executive director

Submitted by World Convention Executive Director Position Opening World Convention is beginning the process of seeking an Executive Director. Under the direction and guidance of our multinational Board of Directors, the person in this position is responsible for the planning, organizing, staffing, funding, motivating, directing, and management of our ministry connecting the Stone-Campbell Movement worldwide […]

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Posted on December 19, 2019
Filed under: Ecumenical, General Church Positions, Overseas Ministries
HELM Leadership Fellows visit Colombia

This reflection originally appeared on the Higher Education & Leadership Ministries (HELM) website. The HELM Leadership Fellows Program is for undergraduate students who are part of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The program aims to develop leaders through an intentional focus on four major areas. The first year of the program focuses on community […]

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Posted on October 30, 2019
Filed under: General Ministries, Higher Education, Overseas Ministries, Young Adult
Disciples Mission Fund covenant makes ministry possible

Disciples Mission Fund (DMF) brings the whole Church together, connecting us to the life-giving and life-saving work we have been called to do. Since the mid-1900s, Disciples have used shared funding to facilitate our denomination’s growing cooperation. DMF is a simplified giving option for congregations or individuals that voluntarily share support. Gifts to DMF undergird […]

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Global Ministries abide with cyclone survivors

Submitted by Global Ministries When Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique and Zimbabwe last month, Rev. Marco Cable, Global Ministries Area Executive for Africa, suddenly found himself inundated with emails, texts, phone calls, and WhatsApp messages. Some came from global partners, while others came from congregations connected to Global Ministries. He has since been working diligently to […]

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Posted on March 29, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General Ministries, Overseas Ministries